BFI Film Academy

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BFI Academy

BFI Film Academy is a nation-wide scheme offering young people the chance to gain hands-on experience of the film industry by collaborating with professionals to produce a short film. At FACT, we have been delivering BFI Film Academy since 2012, and many of the young people from our courses have been inspired to undergo further study in film.


As part of the programme, we also offer you the chance to gain a Silver Arts Award during BFI Film Academy, meaning your achievements are documented and certified.


Developing new skills in every aspect of filmmaking including screenwriting, directing, and post-production, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to take you on the next step in you filmmaking career.


Find out what young filmmaker Ellie Forsyth thought about being involved in BFI Film Academy last year.